The City of Lancaster has a Noise Control Ordinance that prohibits noise above certain levels, particularly between the hours of 9 p.m. and 8 a.m. Some provisions of the ordinance apply at any time. The ordinance covers noise made by stereos, radios, car horns, musical instruments, animals and other instances. A Special Noise Variance can be obtained from the City Police Department of Lancaster. Students should be familiar with the Noise Control Ordinance, copies of which are available from the Department of Public Safety.